Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling. Riding a bike can easily be a part of everyday life and Bike Week is here to inspire people all over the UK to give cycling a try.
Bike Week shines a light on everyday cycling for everyone. In 2019, Bike Week is set to add another 240,000 people to the 2.4 million who already cycle three times or more a week.
Across the UK, hundreds of great events will be taking place to help you enjoy cycling.
Bike Week events are suitable for people of all ages and levels of experience. There will be lots of different opportunities, such as family-friendly rides, bike maintenance, bike breakfasts and group rides, to name but a few.
Keep an eye on the Bike Week event listings to see what is happening near you, with new events added regularly.
Be part of the UK’s awareness-raising week for cycling by:
Taking part in an event or activity near you
Organising a bike ride for colleagues
Taking your kids to school by bike
Sharing your cycling experiences online
Why cycling is the solution
Cycling is incredible; it helps improve so many aspects of our lives.
It can greatly improve our physical and mental health as cycling is excellent exercise.
Environmentally, it helps address problems like air quality and pollution.
Economically, investing in cycling schemes has an excellent benefit-to-cost ratio meaning it saves more money than it costs.
Summertime is a fantastic time of year to rediscover cycling and the many benefits it brings.
It helps people meet recommended physical activity guidelines, improves well-being, and reduces the risk of premature death and ill-health. It can also fit into daily routines better than many other forms of exercise, because it doubles up as transport.
Check out Cycling UK’s statistics and facts about the many proven benefits of cycling.